Follow the restoration of Quarry Bank House and the worker's cottage
The restoration and opening of Quarry Bank House and the worker’s cottage will offer a whole experience when you visit. The home lives of the people who worked here will be brought to life and the sharp contrasts between mill owners and workers will be uncovered.
In Quarry Bank House, capital works to restore the fabric of the building will begin in June, by contractors Rosslee, followed by conservation cleaning and furnishing. We will be following this work closely and have hired a film company, Fuzzy Duck, to help us. We will be filming the intricate detailed work and show you how the National Trust hang portraits, install Georgian furniture and carefully clean fixtures and fittings. We will then install creative and interactive displays to invite you to discover the story of Hannah Greg and her family.
In the village, a new welcome hub will be created to expose the hidden past of this now picturesque village. Displays will be installed to enable you to uncover the lives of the people who lived here and more specifically how they lived.
The village remains a living thriving community and the cottages have been updated for modern life. However, one cottage, no. 13 Oak Cottages, a tiny two up two down cottage remains untouched from 1970s and it is this cottage that will be restored. Capital works will begin in June followed by conservation work to delicately restore the rare linoleum and wallpaper. When the cottage opens in the Autumn the small two up two down will be accessible by small guided tours and a guide will bring the story of the house and its residents to life.
Follow our journey below as these special places are transformed.